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Mine Tales: Dredges helped Arizona dig up gold

Mine Tales: Dredges helped Arizona dig up gold

Process helped miners extricate valuable minerals.

January 25, 2015 7:42 pm Photos

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Mine Tales: Seventy-Nine a boon for companies, collectors

Mine Tales: Seventy-Nine a boon for companies, collectors

Highly collectable specimens were found at site.

January 18, 2015 7:47 pm Photos

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Mine Tales: From grass to ore, Sacaton once thrived

Mine Tales: From grass to ore, Sacaton once thrived

Miners dug deep to get to ore reserves.

January 12, 2015 12:00 am Photos

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Mine Tales: Spanish explorers driven by mineral wealth

Mine Tales: Spanish explorers driven by mineral wealth

Early explorers found vast caches of silver here. 

January 05, 2015 12:00 am Photos

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Mine Tales: WWI spurred interest in uranium mining

Mine Tales: WWI spurred interest in uranium mining

Mining has declined with falling prices, increased regulation.

December 28, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Early miners found success, Apaches, in Bradshaw Mountains

Early miners found success, Apaches, in Bradshaw Mountains

Bradshaw Mountains were fruitful for miners; today, area draws lots of visitors.

December 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Mine Tales: Harshaw district was mighty and profitable

Mine Tales: Harshaw district was mighty and profitable

Forty-square mile district produced 1.3 million tons of zinc, lead, silver and gold.

December 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Mine Tales: Tucson was important to early mining

Mine Tales: Tucson was important to early mining

Old Pueblo played a big part in early mining.

October 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Mine Tales: Inclines gave miners a steep step up

Mine Tales: Inclines gave miners a steep step up

Inclines helped move ore downhill.

September 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Mine Tales: Town of Morenci rebuilt for mine

Mine Tales: Town of Morenci rebuilt for mine

Morenci, Metcalf open pit mines continue to operate to this day.

September 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Mine Tales: Gold, copper were a find at Clifton-Morenci

Mine Tales: Gold, copper were a find at Clifton-Morenci

The Clifton-Morenci district was Arizona’s first major copper-producing region.

September 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Mine Tales: Notable labor strikes in Arizona history

Mine Tales: Notable labor strikes in Arizona history

Arizona's mining history marked by labor issues.

September 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Mine Tales: Arizona has huge deposits of asbestos

Mine Tales: Arizona has huge deposits of asbestos

Asbestos mines were profitable before they were banned.

August 18, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Mine Tales: Mining railroads overcame obstacles

Mine Tales: Mining railroads overcame obstacles

Challenges facing early Arizona lines included steep gradients.

August 03, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Mine Tales: Railroads spurred mining's growth in Arizona

Mine Tales: Railroads spurred mining's growth in Arizona

The tracks of the "iron horse" spread into many parts of Arizona.

July 27, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Mine Tales: Orphan mine yielded high-grade uranium

Mine Tales: Orphan mine yielded high-grade uranium

The Colorado Plateau is known for its abundance of radioactive minerals.

July 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Mine Tales: Globe area produced wealth of copper

Mine Tales: Globe area produced wealth of copper

An area mine produced 800 million pounds of copper between 1882 and 1930.

June 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Mine Tales: Silver turned to copper yields in Miami

Mine Tales: Silver turned to copper yields in Miami

Silver discoveries in the 1870s instigated mining in the Globe-Miami District.

June 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Mine Tales: Super-productive mine, long closed, may soon reopen

Mine Tales: Super-productive mine, long closed, may soon reopen

The Silver Queen Ledge, near modern-day Superior including the Irene and Hub claims, was discovered in 1871 by prospectors in search of the nearby Silver King Mine.

June 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Mine Tales: Silver King Mine lived up to its name

Mine Tales: Silver King Mine lived up to its name

Located three miles north of Superior in Pinal County, the Silver King Mine was once the richest silver mine in Arizona, producing high-grade silver along with smaller amounts of gold, copper, zinc and lead.

June 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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